Little Drop Of Water was kindly shared with the permission of Steve Slade. Words & music by s slade. (steveslade.com). Written as part of the Yukon Conservation Society’s “Created in the Canyon” summer arts project. GREEN NEEDLE RECORDS: Personnel: Lonnie Powell, Scott Maynard, Andy Slade, Jim Holland, Steve Slade. Produced, mixed & engineered by Jim Holland.
CoVid Update; Song link – Little Drop of Water
Like all of you, we are very concerned about the CoVid pandemic and working hard to flatten the curve and reduce its impacts. For this reason, all in-person meetings and events of the CWB are cancelled for the short term, but we remain on the job from our home offices so don't hesitate to reach out.
We do see some silver linings to this experience, and we're hoping you do too. For example:
- people are taking time to think about what's most important in life.
- more people are learning to grow food at home.
- this disease has not affected other species, so the birds and bees and fishes are all still enriching our lives, and we need to carry on doing all we can to protect them.
What weaves these particular silver threads together is, of course, water.
So, we were happy to receive this upbeat little tune in our inbox this week.
"Little drop of water, doing what it oughta" reminds us how nature is continuing to do its life-sustaining work all around us amid this difficult time.
(It's also a great reminder that it's still "hip to fix a drip" while setting up this season's garden hoses. Here's how: https://youtu.be/n39cbOlQ4Cs )
The song is by Steve Slade, a cousin of Watershed Board member David Slade, and featuring Cowichan Valley's Andy Slade on piano. It was recorded with a classroom of Yukon children. Thank you for sharing Steve! (more info below)
Enjoy, and stay well (don't touch your face!)
Tom and Jill (CWB staff)